Supplementary polls: Dogara alleges plot to unleash violence on Bauchi citizenry
• Urges ICC, US, EU, UK To Wade In
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Yakubu Dogara, has alerted the International Criminal Court, United States, United Kingdom and the European Union governments of alleged plot by the Federal Government of Nigeria, Security Agencies and Bauchi State Government to unleash violence on innocent citizens of Bauchi State.
In a letter written to the Ambassadors of US, UK, EU and the Prosecutor of the ICC dated March 22, Dogara claimed that directive has been issued to security personnel on March 21, 2019 to unleash violence, rig the supplementary election in the state at all cost, even if they have to kill to achieve their nefarious intentions.
In the letter, which was also copied to the United Kingdom, European Union and International Criminal Court, titled “Plot to Precipitate Violence, incite political killings in Bauchi State,” Dogara disclosed compilation of incidences of political killings perpetrated by thugs hired and armed by Bauchi State Government before, during and after the February 23 Presidential and National Assembly elections and March 9 Governorship and State Assemblies elections.
He alleged further, “The supplementary elections follows the “inconclusive” governorship elections held on March 9. Collation of results for Tafawa Balewa Local Government Area has been stalled by the Nigerian authorities, which presupposes that INEC suspends the supplementary elections pending the completion of the collation exercise as provided for by the Electoral Act and INEC’s Election Guidelines and Regulations.
“The Resident Electoral Commissioner for Bauchi State, Ibrahim Abdullahi, working in concert with the Governor of Bauchi State, Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar and security agencies have perfected a plan to announce rigged results and in the process use security agencies and their paid political thugs to unleash unprecedented violence on the people of the state with reckless abandon.”
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